Triathlon BC, in partnership with the Canadian Sport Center Pacific (CSIP) is holding a Performance-Pathway Camp in Whistler, BC over the weekend of October 24-26th 2020. The over arching purpose of the is Camp is to better equip provincial athletes and coaches as they negotiate the development pathway and on to the international stage. Triathlon has become a race of seconds with the difference between success and failure often being decided on details of how an athlete prepares. These critical preparations aren’t just considerations for the race season, they are the details all aspiring high-performance athletes must address throughout the routine building blocks of training during the winter months.
This Camp will focus on specific preparation required throughout the winter months, creating strong, resilient summer champions! The biggest threat to our performance bound athletes is time away from training due to preventable circumstance, including illness and injuries. Through testing, this targeted approach focuses on exploring each athlete’s range of motion and strength and conditioning, all overseen by leading experts in Canadian high-performance sport. Equipped with this information, athletes and their coaches can further minimize missed training days due to injury and push the boundaries of performance leading to the 2021 competition season.
CANADA SUMMER GAMES TARGET ATHLETES & COACHES
The Whistler Camp is intended for athletes hoping to be eligible for Triathlon BC’s 2021 Canada Summer Games Team (16-20yrs as of December 31, 2021) and athletes on the U23 performance pathway. All athletes that hold a current CSIP card must prioritize this Camp. Athletes looking to renew or apply for a CSIP card in 2021 are strongly recommended to attend this Camp.
Note: The testing and screening provided at this Camp will be linked to the 2021 CSI carding criteria.
Saturday, Oct 24th
With the sport of triathlon moving toward shorter distances, faster speeds and tighter courses, requiring higher power demands, a greater emphasis needs to be placed on these aspects in order to have an athlete that meets the demands of routine competition. Athletes will spend the day in functional movement screening, strength and conditioning assessments and potential asymmetries analyzed to create training programs to supplement traditional swim/bike/run training.
To help build comradery among BC’s developing athletes, Saturday evening will feature a group team building activity. The purpose of this is to create social knitting within BC’s performance community. Athlete will have an opportunity to spend time together, complete fun, challenge-based activities creating social bonds that have been shown to retain athletes in sport through challenging times throughout high school, university and beyond.
Sunday Oct 25th
Athletes will be exposed to a treadmill incremental lactate test to help gain greater understanding of individual physiology. Armed with this knowledge, coaches and athletes can target and assess training needs more accurately, particularly when training time is limited due to school and other commitments.
Note: Triathlon BC will work with all stakeholders to ensure programming, both social and testing, meets COVID-19 safety protocols.
Monday Oct 26th
Athletes and their coaches will be guided through their individual strength and conditioning program by CSIP experts in the high-performance gym at the Institute to ensure execution is correct, techniques and full understanding of program objectives is achieved. Personal coaches are strongly encouraged to attend.
NOTE: Every attempt will be made to complete all testing and assessments within a two-day period. Athletes that are attending in-person secondary or post-secondary classes will be prioritized for testing on Saturday and Sunday (requiring a Friday night arrival, Sunday late afternoon departure). Athletes attending classes on-line or with “flexibility” may need to have their testing stretch across to Monday, this would allow them to arrive early Saturday and depart late afternoon Monday. All athletes should be able to complete their testing with only a two-night stay in Whistler. Upon registering please inform TriBC if you need to attend classes in person on Monday or if you are able to be flexible. Please understand that Triathlon BC must work to develop the final schedule and will make every effort to accommodate school needs while working within the constraints of the Whistler CSIP staff timelines and new COVID-19 protocols.
ITINERARY (Tentative please allow some flexibility for changes):
- 9:00 – 5:30pm athletes S&C and Functional movement assessments
- 11:00- 5:30pm Incremental Lactate Testing
- 6:00 – 7:30pm Info Session on the Canada Summer Games selection and “what to expect at the Games” conversation with previous team members and coaches.
- 9:00 – 5:00pm Incremental Lactate Testing
- 9:00 – 3:00pm CSIP athlete/coach familiarity with S&C programming
- 5:00 – 6:00pm Dinner break
- 9:00 – 2:00pm CSIP athlete/coach familiarity with S&C programming
Triathlon BC has secured a block of rooms at the Whistler Athlete Center. At the Whistler Athlete Center, there are a variety of rooming options listed below; where cohort or ‘bubble’ athletes (and/or parents) are traveling together, room sharing is available. Athletes will have the option to book on their own accommodations.
Registered CSIP Coaches will have their accommodation covered by Triathlon BC for the nights of Friday October 23rd through to Monday October 26, while athletes they are coaching are being tested.
Additionally, coaches and parents traveling with athletes can take advantage of Whistler Athletes Center’s accommodations and meal plan.
Accommodation bookings must be made through Triathlon BC when registering. Please specify what rooming options you will require. If you are sharing a room with a cohort or within your bubble please specifically name your roommate.
- Moderate Room (1 person One single bed w shared bathroom): $79.00 per night + tax
- Standard Room (2 people 2 single beds w shared bathroom): $111 per night + tax
- Premium Room (1 or 2 people w One double bed, private washroom): $145 per night + tax
- “Family” suite (3 or 4 people): $230 per night + tax Great family option one room with double bed, patio, mini-fridge, + one room with two single beds, + private bathroom shared by these two rooms.
**in order to share accommodations athletes must be in a cohort or bubble or traveling as a family**
The meal plan provides 3 meals/ day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). *Dietary restrictions or allergies must be conveyed to Triathlon BC asap so these can be communicated to the catering as early as possible*
Accommodation details are viewable on THIS LINK or by clicking the link below.
A meal plan is available for $51.00/day per athlete, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepared by a certified nutritionist capable of meeting specific athlete needs. Parents attending may also participate in the meal plan. Any dietary concerns or allergies must be communicated to Triathlon BC upon registering for the Camp. Coaches meal plan will be covered by Triathlon BC.
Registration for the Camp closes at midnight, September 30th 2020 at midnight. After this deadline, athletes will not be accepted into the Camp. As a prerequisite, both to mitigate the potential of injury and to build a more resilient and robust athlete, participation is strongly recommended for all athletes applying for CSIP carding in 2021.
Space is limited to 25 athletes. Entry to the Camp will be prioritized based on CSG eligibility and current CSIP carding in combination with performances from the 2019 triathlon season. Cost for top tier performance athletes may be partially subsidized through a request to Triathlon BC.
- Triathlon BC will be awarded subsidies at their discretion based on availability of funds.
- NOTE: Deadline for camp, meal plan and accommodations closes October 2, 2020 at midnight. Due to COVID-19 protocols only athletes that have opted into the meal plan will be allowed in the kitchen and eating area. There are no cooking facilities available to athletes.
- COVID-19 related procedures and protocols will be sent to all registered participants.
- Parents that are attending with athletes may participate in the catering plan and accommodation, but this must be communicated to Triathlon BC upon registration.